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Leha Byrd
  • Leha Byrd

  • Public relations specialist

  • Phone: (804) 828-7028

Leha Byrd joined the University Public Affairs staff in July 2015 as a public relations specialist for the VCU Health System and VCU Health. She covers the Hume Lee Transplant Center, women’s health/OBGYN and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Prior to joining VCU, she was a public relations specialist and communications manager at Hampton University, where she covered the health schools, including the schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, as well as the Office of Student Activities and the Offices of the Dean of Men and Women. Byrd also served as department editor for marketing materials and departmental publications.

At Hampton, she was also editor of the university’s Student Connection publication and worked as an adjunct instructor. Prior to working in higher education, she worked as a print news reporter at newspapers in New York and New Jersey.

Byrd graduated from Virginia Union University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/communications. She earned her master’s degree in corporate communications from Baruch College in 2007.

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